Top 10 most important events of the 20th century

10.World War I (1914-1918)

World War I was one of the bloodiest wars in human history. The death toll was approximately 10 million, and a total of about 70 million people were involved in the war.

9.Revolution in Russia (1917)

The overthrow of the Russian imperial power during the Great October Revolution of 1917 was a radical turning point in the history of our country.

8.World War II (1939-1945)

Pursuing the idea of seizing and enslaving the world, Adolf Hitler, enlisting the support of his comrades-in-arms, invaded the territories of European states. Millions of ruined and maimed lives, missing persons, total devastation, hunger and suffering - the saddest period of the 20th century.

7.The Atomic Explosion of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (1945)

The use of US nuclear weapons in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 had irreversible consequences - the death of about 200,000 people and the surrender of Japan.

6.Discovery of AIDS (1980-1981)

A disease was discovered that was tacitly called the "Plague of the Twentieth Century". A vaccine against it has not yet been invented.

5.Martin Luther King's Movement for Human Rights (1950-1960)

The American Civil Rights Movement was aimed at eradicating racism and establishing social justice and equality among U.S. citizens without regard to race or origin.

4.The First Human Spaceflight (1961)

Major victory for the USSR in the space race with the United States. The first cosmonaut to fly into space and return to Earth was the Russian pilot Yuri Gagarin. A major world event that has long been discussed in all countries of the world.

The Vietnam War (1959-1975).

The largest military conflict of the second half of the 20th century involving the United States and the USSR. An important period in the Cold War between the two superpowers in Vietnam.

2.Discovery of AIDS (1980-1981)

A disease that has been tacitly called "The Plague of the XXth Century" has been discovered. A vaccine against it has not yet been invented.

1.Collapse of the USSR (1991)

The tragedy of the superpower, which for 70 years had had the glory of a great multi-ethnic communist empire. The crisis of socialism and the formation of new 15 independent republics.


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